You visit your favorite restaurant or spa, and the statue on their front yard calls your name. It looks so beautiful, so natural like it was always meant to be towering in glory in that garden. You become inspired to try something like that for your garden, but when you bring your statue home, it doesn’t give the effect. Something must be wrong, but what? Choosing a statue for your garden is more than making a purchase and placing it somewhere you think it might work. There is more to it, and if you want your home statue to look at good as the hotels, then these tips are exactly what you need.

1.      Stick to your garden’s style

Do you have a theme for your garden or home? This is the most logical way to choose a sculpture. The reason your statue seems off is because it’s of a different style from the rest of the environment, making it look odd and feel weird. Instead of intriguing you, you are left wondering why it seems so oddly placed. If your garden is Japanese style, stick with lanterns and buddha statue. Abstract sculpture is excellent for a contemporary home, while a formal statue will best complement a traditional home.

A personal styled garden can accommodate more designs. For example, the classic dog statues for your garden not only show your love for man’s best friend, but also give you a good laugh when your pup is confused why the statue doesn’t come out to play. The good thing with dog statues is their ability to fit anywhere in your garden, or at your front porch to greet your guests. Put the size of your statue and where you plan to place it into consideration before buying, or you will end up with yet another statue disaster.

2.      Know the right placement

Large pieces are best when they are focal points because their main aim is to draw your attention. An abstract statue that evokes emotions will be a great focal point. Smaller sculptures are meant to draw you into the garden, so you notice the little intricate details you would have missed. Place them near mass flowers to create an enchanting atmosphere.

3.      Consider your installation

Let’s face it: kids and pets love playing in the backyard because they are free and to interact with nature. Imagine the horrific disaster it would be if your 200-pound moveable sculpture caused an accident? Situate your sculpture on ground level and create a solid, level foundation for it. If need be, pour a concrete foundation, so it’s secured in its place. Add visual enhancements to the location by planting adorable flowers around it. There is no way your pet or kids will miss that.

Adding an art form to your garden might be terrifying, but the visual pleasure and gusto they add are worth the headache of figuring out the statue to choose, the correct size, and the best position.